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student loans

What To Do If Your Lender Closes

If you have a student loan with a lender who is closing, you still need to make payments on the loan. Make sure to check your mail or email from your old lender to find out what, if any steps, you need to take next. Your old lender will likely sell your loan to a …
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scholarship search & applications

How to Safely Apply and Search For Scholarships Online

Scholarships are a great way to save money on college tuition and fees. When you apply for scholarships online, look for red flags including: required payments, “guaranteed” awards, sales seminars, and unsecured websites. Using reputable databases can help students and their families avoid scholarship scams. Scholarships are a great way to make college more affordable …
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financial aid

State Grants for Washington DC College Students

Do you live in Washington DC and plan on staying in the area for college? There are several state grants dedicated to students in the DC area, even for those who are planning on leaving the city to attend college in another state! Below, we’ve outlined some of the grants the country’s capital offers and …
Family figuring out SAI calculation.
financial aid, questions & answers

What is SAI vs EFC?

SAI replaces EFC in the 2024-2025 FAFSA. SAI is the number that colleges will use to assess your eligibility for financial aid. It’s a significant, more streamlined change from the EFC system previously used and is meant to provide a more straightforward student aid calculation for families and prospective students.  Navigating the maze of federal …
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11 Easy to Apply for Scholarships

Easy to Apply for Scholarships Citizens $15,000 Sweepstake Scholarship College Raptor Scholarship Niche $50,000 No Essay Scholarship Scholarship360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship Tall Clubs International Scholarship Because College is Expensive Scholarship $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship No Essay CollegeVine Scholarship Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship When it comes to finding …
financial aid

What Is A Last-Dollar Scholarship?

A last dollar scholarship is a form of need-based financial aid. It’s designed to bridge the funding gap between the total cost of college and the financial aid you’ve received. If you’ve exhausted all available sources of funding but still need additional funds to cover your college costs, you may be able to get a …
Student frustrated with confusing offer letter
financial aid

Top 3 Places People Get Stuck On FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an application that all college students must submit to qualify for different types of federal student aid. The FAFSA form, while extremely important, is known to have some complexities. We hope to clear some of those questions up here. Your CSS Profile is Not the Same …
student looking online for state college grants.
financial aid

State Grants for Tennessee College Students

If you’re going to college in Tennessee, the state has several grants, scholarships, and financial aid programs for students attending 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, technical schools, and others. What a way to help pay for college! Keep reading to see if you qualify and to find out where you can get more information …